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Bosh, at long last, willing to play center

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08:10 AM ET 12.02 | Among the Big Three, Chris Bosh isn't the headliner, but he's willing to be the center of attention. After shying from the assignment for much of his career, Bosh said he has resigned himself to the reality that he might be the Heat's best option in the middle at times. "You know, as much as every time I try to run from it, it just comes and pulls me back in," he said during the start of informal team workouts Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena. "So I accept it. If I'm a five, put me down there, have me guarding the biggest guy, I accept the challenge. It is what it is. Every year that I've said 'Oh, no, I'm not doing it,' I'm in there anyway. So, I accept it." Bosh arrived bulkier than last season.

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December 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Walk The Talk, Bro.

December 2, 2011  08:22 AM ET

I would love to see that... so they can lose some more.

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December 2, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Don't worry Christina they still won't pass you the ball.

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December 2, 2011  09:06 AM ET

I just don't like Bosh.
No matter how hard I try, I just don't care for his game. How does a 7-footer shy from playing inside, blocking shots, and grabbing rebounds? How does he only average 8 rebounds/game?
You can't grab the ball more than twice a quarter, big fella?

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December 2, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Whatever. He is softer than a baby's ****.

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December 2, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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"Every time I try and run from it"Jeez.....I would not want my player EVER saying something like that

I told ya...with Miami's players it's not the talent or effort... we all know that's there. It's their heads... man can we say f'ed up... whatever happened to Eddy Curry. I thought they had him on lock....

December 2, 2011  09:15 AM ET

I'll just wait and see what Dee has to say about this...

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December 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET

LOL! Just be quite Chrysanthemum...

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December 2, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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Bosh playing center isn't the answer.

The hate for Bosh cracks me up.

Here is a guy that is not a jerk and just plays the game quietly...ohh....not to mention the 18ppg and 10 rbpg that he averages!

The guy came in last night with about 15lbs of muscle on his frame...good for him!

He now weighs 260 which is the same playing weight as Mourning.

The Heat are not asking him to start at Center but just to spell some of the guys that they will be using.

If the Heat land Dalembert, then the need is moot.

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